Sunday, February 20, 2011

Opie, the Baby Opossum




I just finished little Opie this morning and his eBay listing starts tonight at the usual time of 6:45 PM PST.  He's life-sized for a baby opossum. Little Opie is 9 inches long to his tail and 3 1/2 inches tall to the ear.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tildy, the Hedgehog



Here's my latest little one. I've been trying to find the perfect way to do hedgehog spines and tried something a bit different. For this little one I used some faux fur for her back. I like the fact that the fur is blonde tipped and I think it comes rather close to the coloring of some hedgies. But it's still not exactly what I want. It's not quite compact enough and isn't really spiney.  In the past I've wet felted spines to insert in. However they looked too large and were too few.  The search continues.  But I'm still pretty happy with little Tildy. I hope you are too :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Keiko, the Jerboa




It's kind of funny when you get stuck for an idea on what to create next. I was talking to my son in Oregon and asked him what I could do next. He said a Jerboa. I'd never heard of them before. So I googled jerboa and found that they have become a really popular pet in Japan and that they're cute as can be! Little Keiko's auction starts this Sunday the usual time :-)!




Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Robin Charity



Cheapie is a big fellow at 4 1/2 inches tall
  This is my first auction without a donation. My propane is at 5 % and I need to raise enough money money to buy more.  I debated pretty hard about this one. I can handle a cold shower or two until I can get the funds. But I don't want to do it to poor Bullet. He suffers enough already with his baths.  So this one is 100% to the Robin charity. My propane company makes me buy 100 gallons at a time because I live so out of the way.  I'm also figuring that the next two will also be the same as propane is over $3.00 a gallon. Gulp.
So here's Cheapie. I named him after my little sister's Easter chick the grew up to be a very fiesty rooster. He used to chase the dog around the yard!



His fuzzy down is Merino wool hand-rooted in

His feet and beak were sculpted from polymer clay


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Tiny Little Piglet

 



This little piggy's auction starts tomorrow @ 6:45 pm PST.

Benny, a Sleepy Little Mouse



Here's little Benny. I just finished him last night and took pics of him this morning. It's kind of a funny thing with pictures. I tried all different colors of backgrounds and white seemed to look the best. I used to use craft foam sheets  and cloth for the backgrounds and have now figured out that poster board works the best for me. The cloth showed to much texture and the foam sheets weren't quite big enough and the colors were a bit too bright.
Little Benny comes with his cushion, pillow, blankets and wooden shoe.  His little blankets were cut and felted from some wool scarves that I had found at a thrift shop. I really liked their texture. I boiled and dyed them the green color shown.  Little Benny's auction starts Sunday @ 6:45 PM PST.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Violet




I just finished little Violet last night.  She's one of my furry ones.  Rooting the fur in is quite a bit of work. But I like the way they turn out. Her auction will start Sunday @ 6:45 pm PST.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Little Tater meets the Frog



I just listed this little guy last night on eBay. His starting bid was only $0.95.  The lowing starting bid was to give everyone a chance at winning him at a lower price.  As with all of my bully felties, 20% from his sale will be donated to Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc.